by Ferdinand von Schirach
Elisabeth Gärtner, a retired architect, has only one more wish: she wants to die. Her beloved husband died of cancer three years ago and without him life has no meaning for her any more. A drug that would allow her to die of her own volition has been refused her. Now the Ethics Council must make a decision on her case. Expert witnesses from the fields of law, medicine and theology argue over the question: Does a human being have a right to determine their own death? Are doctors allowed to help someone commit suicide? And who do our lives actually belong to? To us? To the state? Or to God?
In his highly topical new play «God» the writer and lawyer Ferdinand von Schirach considers the hotly disputed topic of euthanasia. As previously in his hit play «Terror», in «God» the public once again plays a central role. Because at the end of a fictional meeting of the Ethics Council, you will decide whether Elisabeth Gärtner’s wish should be granted or not.